As the law currently stands, domestic violence shelters are not included in the definition of a “dwelling” in Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and, therefore, these shelters can turn away any protected class. This Comment argues domestic violence shelters must be considered a “dwelling” within Title VIII before a 2010 amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, adding “order of protection status” as a protected class, can be effective.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
"Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: The Cost of Not Including Domestic Violence Shelters Within the Definition of Dwelling,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 33:
1, Article 2.
Arielle Denis, Comment, Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: The Cost of Not Including Domestic Violence Shelters Within the Definition of Dwelling, 33 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 157 (2012).